Counselor / Therapist in Rochester, NY

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Joyce Wagner, Ph.D, LCSW

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Restoration Counseling Of Rochester, PLLC
Most people who are looking for counseling or life coaching have a variety of questions including:

What is mental health?
Is there hope? Solutions? Healing?
Will I be heard? Understood? Accepted? Supported?
Can I continue to grow? Change? Achieve? Excel?

These are great questions and my hope is that you can find some answers on the following pages. Once you know a little more about me I also hope you will consider my services. When working with clients, I specifically try to help them reach the following goals:

Development of a more integrated sense of self
Experience increased individual meaning and purpose for their lives
Development of respectful and enduring relationships with others
Experience restoration, so they can live their life to the fullest potential

When you are ready to take the next step I encourage you to call and ask any questions you may have - it's the best way to determine whether I could be a good fit for your particular situation. Whatever happens, you'll likely get some valuable information... and perhaps be on your way to a life marked by personal contentment, rewarding relationships and authenticity!
Professionally, I am a trained counselor educator (Ph.D.) & licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with fourteen years of clinical experience. In addition to counseling individuals and families I am also involved with the following:

Providing clinical supervision for licensed therapists & master/doctoral level students
Speaking at conferences, workshops and other addresses locally & nationally
Delivering psychological consultation services for non-for-profit agencies & educational institutions
Teaching at the undergraduate, graduate & doctoral levels
Writing publications including peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters & book reviews

You may also want to know I am a Christian and will incorporate spiritual beliefs with those clients who feel this would be helpful. I believe in maintaining a healthy sense of humor and do my best to achieve a good work/life balance. Overall, I strive to live out these three core values:

Integrity - a life characterized by character & transparency
Authenticity - being genuine, real & honest with myself & others
Compassion - a true display of empathy & mercy towards others

Not that I do any of the above perfectly (by any means), but I do try to put into practice many of the principles I talk with others about.

Counseling Philosophy:

Therapeutically I borrow from several different schools of thought. When doing mental health counseling I tend to work from a perspective that includes practical skills (such as are found within the realm of Cognitive Behavioral or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and believe many people can find relief of their symptoms within a brief time frame. I also firmly believe each person has multiple strengths and that experiencing a truly therapeutic relationship is an important factor in causing lasting changes.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Loneliness
 Adolescents  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anger Management  Marriage Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Body Image Issues  Play Therapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Children's Counseling  Problem Gambling
 Chronic Illness  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Couples Therapy  Religious Counseling
 Depression  Self Esteem Issues
 Divorce  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Domestic Violence  Sexual Dysfunction
 Eating Disorders  Stress Management
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Life and Wellness Coaching  Work and Career Issues
 Life Transitions
 Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)  EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)
 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)  Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
 Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)

2008 Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision: Regent University
2000 M.S.W., Social Work: Roberts Wesleyan College
1992 B.A., Communication Arts: Roberts Wesleyan College

Licenses, Certifications & Trainings:

2012 (anticipated) L.S.C.W.-R Privilege
2012 Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
2011 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - Level 1 & 2
2010 DBT Skills Training and Behavioral Analysis for the Therapist
2008 L.C.S.W., New York State (#076370)
2004 Critical Incident Stress Management Level One Training Certified (AACC)
2000 Disaster Mental Health Training Certified (Red Cross)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Christian Association of Psychological Studies (CAPS)
Eye Movement Desensitiation & Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check
Hours:Tues, Wed, Thurs 12pm - 7pm
Cost/Session:90.00 hour
License:076370 (LCSW - NYS)
95 Allens Creek Rd.
Building 1, Suite 323
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